j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Paul’s place. Pours black with a thin beige head. Roast, char, coffee and chocolate. Smooth chocolate nad caramel. Toast, roast, vanilla and long char and roast on the finish.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of burnt malt, weak swet licorice, late hazel, mild feel, carb is weak, taste is alcohol, wood, smoke, licorice.
trapez (1554) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Very dark brown colour with small light brown head. Flavour dominated by liquorice wirh some added coffee bitterness. Pleasant mouthfeel and long lasting aftertaste.
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated @ 22.4.2010.
Pours a beautiful black colour with slightly tanned head. A bit weak aroma with smoke, roasted malts and coffee. Medium sweet taste with fair hoppiness, roasted malts, fruits and citrus. Too light bodied.
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at KØ-2010. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, coffee, malt. Flavour is sweet, smoked, coffee, malt, hop. Easy drinkable nice beer.
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 l bottle from CrackedKetlle, courtesy of Balazs.
Poured deep ruby near black like rock-oil, nice creamy lacing beige head with reddish tones. Peat like tarty, dry and smoked aroma with deep roasted grains, woods, some dark chocolate, cocoa. Medium bodied beer with a dry character, but an oily consistance. Surprisingly fruity hops on the palate after the deep roasted grainy flavor. Tart, wood aftertaste with ash and dry roasted feeling.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CrackedKettle. Poured black, with a beige lacing foam that was burgundy tinted on the edges. Earthy aroma with dark chocolate, cognac, hops, ash, sour cherry and nuts in the nose. Somewhat sweet start, dry, roasted bitter aftertaste. Dense body, with high carbonation.
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at BAJT 2009-11.
Black with a small, brief, beige head.
Fresh aroma with a lot ocg citric hoppiness.
Creamy and burnt with chocolate pretty sweet with a harsh, late bitterness. Surprisingly light body.
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with tanned film leaving a good lacing. Sour milk and roasted malt aroma. Alcohol, liqorice, bitter, sweet, lght acidic flavors. Full body. Dry.
Sampler poured from bottle @ CBF 2010.
popery (1742) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG09. This was kind of an odd one. It had a relatively mild, dry flavor for a stout (ok, for an impy stout, which it was not as I now see). There was almost an off cardboard note to it, although I assume it wasn’t aged. Perhaps, it was just something funny about the roasted barley. At any rate, there’s a very good roasted chocolate flavor in there with some good dry complexity. It just might have been too dry for the size of the stout and the strongly roasted barley flavor.